Fuel student creativity by attending the Education track at Adobe MAX

By Tacy Trowbridge

Posted on 10-07-2020

Let’s hear it for the educators! You were already tasked with the herculean charge of molding young minds, and now your lives have been turned upside down amid the pandemic. The world of education has changed quickly, and with that creativity, accessibility, and digital communication matter more than ever.

Leaders in the field — and a few students themselves — are joining us at Adobe MAX to share their insights on the changing education landscape, and to lead sessions, studies, and workshops in a special Education track. Designed for educators, curriculum designers, professional development and technology leads, school and university leaders, and anyone passionate about creativity in the classroom, the sessions in this track explore how to prepare the next generation with creative literacy and skills for a transforming world.

This track will inspire educators and leaders in K-12 and higher education as they champion creative literacy and prepare students for great futures. Hear from educators about strategies to engage students in the classroom and beyond. Plus, learn about best practices in distance learning.

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Make sure you’re registered for Adobe MAX, then take a deep dive into the Education track with these five featured sessions:

One Student’s Journey: How Digital Literacy Assignments Can Propel Success

Speaker: Valentina Arismendi Chirinos, Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Communication, critical thinking, and creativity skills are necessary for all students, no matter the discipline. In this session, join University of North Carolina journalism student Valentina Arismendi as she describes how digital literacy assignments helped her gain the skills she needed to pursue projects beyond the scope of a classroom.

Valentina will share a student perspective on:

Draw with Drew (and Rosie!): A Mentorship That Became a Global Art Class


During quarantine, TIME for Kids and Adobe teamed up to bring free, inclusive art instruction to students adjusting to distance learning by launching an inspirational video series, Draw with Drew (and Rosie!). Join TIME for Kids creative director Drew Willis, his 10-year-old co-host Rosie, and TIME for Kids editor-in-chief Andrea Delbanco (aka Rosie’s mom) to hear them talk about how Drew and Rosie’s art swap tradition grew into a global art class.

You’ll learn:

This Changes Everything: New Approaches to Reading


Join Adobe and our research partners from Readability Matters, LabX at the University of Central Florida, and the Writing Program at the University of Arizona to learn about our research into how the use of custom reading formats can make dramatic changes in how students learn to read.

In this session, you’ll learn:

The Deciding Factor: Admissions and Measuring Student Success

Speaker: Tacy Trowbridge, Global Education Programs Lead, Adobe

The education landscape has been slowly evolving, but a global pandemic has seismically shifted how student success is measured and evaluated. Join Tacy Trowbridge, head of Global Education Programs at Adobe, as she shares a new Adobe study exploring emerging trends in college admissions and the importance of showcasing creative skills in college applications today.

In this session, you’ll learn:

Khan Academy and the Power of Video for Learning


Over 45 percent of Gen Z spends at least three hours per day on YouTube, and they prefer the platform over textbooks for learning. Join Adam Green, U.S. academic content leader at Khan Academy, and Brian Johnsrud, education curriculum strategy lead at Adobe, as they discuss the important role of video in teaching and learning, especially for flipped classrooms or distance learning.

In this session, you’ll learn:

Get inspired with all of these sessions, along with the 50+ additional sessions to choose from in the Education track. If you haven’t registered for MAX yet, there’s still a little time. Register now.

Topics: Adobe MAX, Creativity, Education, Digital Literacy, Creative Cloud

Products: Creative Cloud